Soundgarden will perform its 1994 album Superunknown in its entirety at a special show on June 2nd at the intimate Webster Hall in New York City. This will be just the second time that the band performs the album live from start to finish, following a similar show at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this past March. The show will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the album, which is being reissued in a deluxe edition on June 3rd.
- On a sad note, tickets for the concert will only be available to Citi cardmembers. Tickets will cost $19.94 and be available for purchase only with a Citi credit or debit card beginning Wednesday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. ET.
- Superunknown, Soundgarden's fourth studio album, was the band's commercial breakthrough and sold more than five million copies in the U.S.
- Singer Chris Cornell told us that Soundgarden wanted to create an epic listening experience when they made Superunknown: "I wanted to be swept away, and I think Superunknown was a huge triumph in that direction to me. We really created this atmosphere, this alternate dimension that the listener could go into, and stay there if they wanted, because there's 16 songs and so many different moods and feels. We didn't sit and have a discussion about trying to create that, but I think it's something that we all were really happy we did."
- The disc featured the hit singles "Black Hole Sun," "Spoonman" and "Fell On Black Days."
- The deluxe edition of Superunknown will feature the remastered album as well as B-sides, demos and rehearsals. A "super deluxe edition" will contain five CDs, a hardcover book and photos.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??:
- Do you resent it when bands play corporate gigs?
- Would you go out and get a Citi card or some other corporate product just to get tickets to this show?
- Does Soundgarden risk alienating fans who don't have access to this particular corporate banking product?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
jokerstyle wrote: "I love Soundgarden....but this is same lame corporate bulls***."
Ana Herda wrote: "I used to have SO much respect for SG. How they mic dropped it on one of their best albums and were like 'that's it, we're done, we can do no more'. But this reunion and it's cash grab has irked me from the beginning. This is just turd icing on the s*** cake."
Matt LoCoco wrote: "Wow this really saddens me. Soundgarden is one of my favorite bands ever and this is a cheap corporate move. I wonder how much Citi is paying Soundgarden for this."
Todd Brentlinger wrote: "all about the money...it is a great album though."
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Soundgarden play the title track from Superunknown in Austin in March:
Soundgarden's Chris Cornell On Goals For 'Superunknown'